Finnish countryside home and sheepfarm in 'middle of nowhere' Näljänkä, Finland



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hello! We are a couple, over 30 years old. We are living in a farm where lives 60 sheep's, two cows, 8 dogs (6 border collie's and 2 maremmano-abruzzese) and 2 cats. We need help to watch over the animals when we away from home studying or working , and taking care of the household (including warming up the house with firewood, cleaning up around the house, cooking meals).

    During this Covid19 situation we can only take volunteers that are traveling here from Finland! We also prefer two month minimum stay!

    Traveling to my place is easiest when you take a bus to Taivalkoski or Suomussalmi. I can pick you up from there. To Taivalkoski bus is coming from Oulu and to Suomussalmi from Kajaani.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My small sheep farm is located in Northern Finland, in the middle of woods with beautiful hilly landscape. If you are looking a place in the middle of nowhere, this is place for you! Here is only the nature and the silence around you :)
    At my place you are able to get to know traditional Finnish way of living in the countryside.

  • Help


    Help needed on feeding and taking care of animals, (sheeps, cows, chickens, dogs, cats) and helping inside the house (cleaning and preparing meals).
    In summer we raise vegetables and herbs for our own use. Berries and mushrooms we can pick up from our forest. We have small lake on our farm where you can go fishing perch, roach and pike. Our goal is to get as much as possible on subsistence economy whit our food. In summertime our farm animals are pasturing and our job is to harvest hay and silage for the winter. At September we take animals back to barn and start mating season on November for ewes and rams. At April lams are born. Summertime jobs are harvesting feed, building fences for the animals, repairing buildings and making firewood.

    Workawayers will be taking part on daily routines, like giving hay and water to sheep's, feeding dogs and cats. Helping in side house includes mainly vacuuming and swiping floors. Also cooking for everyone includes.
    In that time when I'm at my school or work, you will be watching over for the dogs (and play with them also). It is very easy because you only have to let them go out and come back in the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room inside the house, if more than one volunteer, shared room.
    Food is free, and free to use in the house. Sweets, alcohol and other goodies do not include.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Activities you can do here are hiking, walking in the nature, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, camping and ice fishing. Snow comes around December and melts down in April.
    House includes little gym/ballroom, so you are able to take care you daily exercise routine also during your visit.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have 4G internet access, speed around 30Mbps. Every room where volunteers stay, have space for laptop.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    No limits, only limited is amount of electricity how much we can provide for free.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Around 20-30 hours a week

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